KNOWLEDGE
IS KING

Admitting you don’t know enough about HPV takes courage. We know brave is your middle name, but tell us more about yourself before we take things to the next level.

HELLO,
PARENT

Whether you’re a mum or a dad, we know your priority is keeping your son’s future safe. Since HPV affects 80% of males and females in their lifetime2 and can develop into HPV-related cancers1, it’s important to learn more about how the virus can be prevented in young men, and not just young women. Together, we can protect our sons and daughters from HPV!
About HPV 2

WHAT IS HPV?

There are more than 100 types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). At least 14 are cancer-causing or high-risk5, and over 40 affect the genital area8. That’s why protecting your child is a must.

About HPV 3

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF HPV?

Usually, HPV has no signs or symptoms and the majority of infections clear up on their own. This makes it hard to tell if your child is infected or not.

About HPV 4

WHO GETS HPV?

Around 660,000,000 people are infected with HPV globally4. The virus can affect those who are married, those who are in a steady relationship7 or even those who haven’t had sex yet. This is because HPV is transmitted from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact1. So, even if someone’s wearing protection, or abstaining from vaginal or anal sex, they can still contract the virus3.
About HPV 5

SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HPV?

Yes, there’s cause for concern. Though HPV infections usually clear up on their own, HPV-related cancers typically develop slowly and may not be diagnosed until decades after a person gets infected with the virus3. In the last 30 years, cases of genital warts in the country have risen, indicating that HPV infections have increased too10.
About HPV 6

HOW CAN HPV AFFECT GUYS?

HPV increases a man’s risk of anal cancer1 and is responsible for 85%-91% of anal cancer cases9. It can also cause genital warts which usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area3.
About HPV 7

WHY SHOULD YOU BE VACCINATED?

If your son gets infected in the future, there’s no routine screening available for him to confirm that he has HPV6. Additionally, few males develop antibodies against HPV even after recovering11, so they are still vulnerable to reinfections12. Speaking to your doctor can help you protect your child against HPV and its related diseases.

HELLO,
YOUNG
MAN

Here’s the lowdown: HPV affects 80% of males and females in their lifetime2 and can develop into HPV-related cancers1. That’s why it’s important for you and your friends to learn more about it.
About HPV 2

WHAT IS HPV?

There are more than 100 types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). At least 14 are cancer-causing or high-risk5, and over 40 affect the genital area8. So, protecting yourself is crucial.
About HPV 3

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF HPV?

Usually, HPV has no signs or symptoms and the majority of infections clear up on their own. This makes it hard to tell if you or your partner are infected or not.

About HPV 4

WHO GETS HPV?

Around 660,000,000 people are infected with HPV globally4. The virus can affect those who are in a steady relationship7 or even those who haven’t had sex yet. This is because HPV is transmitted from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact1. This means that even if you’re wearing protection or not going all the way with vaginal or anal sex, you could still contract the virus3.
About HPV 5

SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HPV?

Yes, there’s cause for concern. Though HPV infections usually clear up on their own, HPV-related cancers typically develop slowly and may not be diagnosed until decades after a person gets infected with the virus3. In the last 30 years, cases of genital warts in the country have risen, indicating that HPV infections have increased too10.
About HPV 6

HOW CAN HPV AFFECT GUYS?

HPV increases a man’s risk of anal cancer1 and is responsible for 85%-91% of anal cancer cases9. It can also cause genital warts which usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area3.
About HPV 7

WHY SHOULD YOU BE VACCINATED?

If you get infected in the future, there’s no routine screening available for you to confirm that you have HPV6. Additionally, few males develop antibodies against HPV even after recovering11, so they are still vulnerable to reinfections12. Speaking to your doctor can help you protect yourself and others against HPV and its related diseases.
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